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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Back to School Survival Kit Care Package

Celebrate your college freshman's first day of school with a care package from home.  This back to school kit has cheap but fun Dollar store items that will let your student know you love them and are rooting for them as they head back to the classroom.

Celebrate your college freshman's first day of school with a care package from home.  This back to school kit has cheap but fun Dollar store items that will let your student know you love them and are rooting for them as they head back to the classroom.

Drama Queen finally started college last week.  She left home before Thanksgiving to work until school started and so has been gone for a few months now, but school just started for her.

She was nervous. She was scared. She was excited. She was ready to go. Everything you can image in a student going back to school.

So we decided to send her a care package to let her know we were thinking of her and rooting for her.

Celebrate your college freshman's first day of school with a care package from home.  This back to school kit has cheap but fun Dollar store items that will let your student know you love them and are rooting for them as they head back to the classroom.

I went to Dollar Tree and purchased a few fun themed products.  I bought some wrapping paper, pop rocks, a flashlight, starburst candies, smarties candies, a big eraser, some hair bands, some silly string, nail polish with glitter gems, a candle, swedish fish candies, a first aid kit, and a picture frame.

How to decorate the inside of a mailing box
To make the package a little more fun, I grabbed a Priority Mail Package A box (I LOVE these and use them for everything I mail.)  I unfastened the box to lay it flat.  Then I wrapped the inside of the box and refastened it back up.

Celebrate your college freshman's first day of school with a care package from home.  This back to school kit has cheap but fun Dollar store items that will let your student know you love them and are rooting for them as they head back to the classroom.

I printed out some tags and assigned a gift to go with each.  You can find the printable tags at the end of the post if you are curious.

I used:

Pop Rocks to remind you that you Rock
Glow Sticks to help you share your BRIGHT ideas.
Starburst to remind you that you are a STAR.
Smarties to help you LEARN a lot.

Celebrate your college freshman's first day of school with a care package from home.  This back to school kit has cheap but fun Dollar store items that will let your student know you love them and are rooting for them as they head back to the classroom.

An Eraser to remind you it's okay to make mistakes.
A rubberband to help you hold it all together.
Art Supplies (Nail Polish Gems) to help you make the world around you more colorful.
A Candle to help you see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Celebrate your college freshman's first day of school with a care package from home.  This back to school kit has cheap but fun Dollar store items that will let your student know you love them and are rooting for them as they head back to the classroom.

Swedish Fish to help you swim to the top.
First Aid Kit to help you when you are feeling down.
A Picture Frame to help you make memories.
Silly String to remind you to learn but also to let loose and have fun.

Celebrate your college freshman's first day of school with a care package from home.  This back to school kit has cheap but fun Dollar store items that will let your student know you love them and are rooting for them as they head back to the classroom.

I wrapped everything up and added the tags.  Then I packaged it into the mailing box, added a few "Go Team" type notes to the edges of the box and sent it off to her.

Here's the tags if you want to make your own Back to School Survival Kit care package.

Celebrate your college freshman's first day of school with a care package from home.  This back to school kit has cheap but fun Dollar store items that will let your student know you love them and are rooting for them as they head back to the classroom.

And a simple DIY how to for Pinterest and the road.

Celebrate your college freshman's first day of school with a care package from home.  This back to school kit has cheap but fun Dollar store items that will let your student know you love them and are rooting for them as they head back to the classroom.

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